IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. (WROC) — A person is dead and an officer was hospitalized after an accident on East Ridge Road on Thursday morning.
The driver was later identified as Roman Shuryn, 49, of Irondequoit.
According to the Irondequoit Police Department, Shuryn was traveling west bound on East Ridge Road, crossed over the center lane and struck a marked Irondequoit Police Department vehicle that had been traveling eastbound. The driver then continued into a parking lot and struck a vehicle located at 1939 East Ridge Road, according to IPD.
Shuryn was taken to Rochester General Hospital and was ultimately pronounced dead by the medical staff. The officer driving in the police cruiser was taken to RGH for minor injuries and was released.
“Our first concern is the well-being of those folks involved,” Irondequoit Police Chief Alan Laird said. “We obviously take it very seriously anytime there’s an accident like that especially when it involves one of our own. Our officers are out there every day putting their lives on the line to protect the community and anytime something happens to them where they get injured, we do become concerned about that. “
East Ridge Road was blocked off between Brown Road and Arrow Drive. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
News 8 WROC will provide updates as they become available.